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Postby Funkmother on Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:32 am

Last year my TV provider added Eurosport to the lineup and I was able to catch the World Touring Car Championship for the first time. I found it really enjoyable, especially the round at Macau.

The 2009 WTCC season gets underway in Curitiba, Brazil this Sunday. As they say, check your local guides.

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Re: WTCC

Postby Paul on Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:08 pm

The British Touring car Championship is way better.. Give it a try if you get the chance Mate..

Actually the same goes for British Super Bikes ..
No its not me being patriotic--far from it.. Its just that they are better ;)
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Re: WTCC

Postby Funkmother on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:30 am

Thanks mate. I was able to catch a few BTCC rounds a some years ago but unfortunately, one of the disadvantages of living here in the arse end of the planet is being at the mercy of the local broadcasters.

Still, there are advantages being at the arse end of the planet. ;)
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Re: WTCC

Postby snowman on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:24 am

Paul wrote:The British Touring car Championship is way better.. Give it a try if you get the chance Mate..

Actually the same goes for British Super Bikes ..
No its not me being patriotic--far from it.. Its just that they are better ;)

The BTCC have no Zanardi :indian:

Can't wait to see that old man in action in the 320 again :yay: :yay:
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Re: WTCC

Postby Sinister on Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:23 am

snowman wrote:
Paul wrote:The British Touring car Championship is way better.. Give it a try if you get the chance Mate..

Actually the same goes for British Super Bikes ..
No its not me being patriotic--far from it.. Its just that they are better ;)

Can't wait to see that old man in action in the 320 again :yay: :yay:



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Re: WTCC

Postby snowman on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:40 am

:hihi: :hihi:

I was referring to Alessandro :hihi: ^o^ ^o^ :lol:
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Re: WTCC

Postby Funkmother on Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:00 pm

Yeah, apparently Alex's BMW is the only one with a sequential gearbox due to his disability. As a result, its something like 20kg heavier.

And he's not that old. How about Gabriele Tarquini? He's even older than me!
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Re: WTCC

Postby snowman on Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:09 pm

They're all older than me :hihi:

(I think)

Anyway, Alex moved up from 12th on the grid to a 6th place before the end of the race. Such a great guy, I have so much respect for him. Not only is he racing after his horrible accident but he is also performing. Great, great stuff and I'm sure we'll see more of the same. :thumbs:

The BMW's had a nice weekend, hunting down Seat's around the Mexaican track. Yet the difference in the last round was immense. Rydell had a good pace but Priaulx, Farfus and the other BMW drivers matched his and Y Muller's speed around the track.

Maybe Andy will be given a victory in the second race due to Y Mullers "overtaking" of Jorg where Yvann pushed him sideways out of the track. :hihi:
Regardless this weekend have brought hope for BMW and the championship in general. :yay:

Funkmother wrote:Yeah, apparently Alex's BMW is the only one with a sequential gearbox due to his disability. As a result, its something like 20kg heavier.

The only BMW with a sequential you mean? But there is no penalty for using sequential gearboxes. Only for success and rear-wheel drive. BMW is driving with H-shift simply because they want to.
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Re: WTCC

Postby Sinister on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:08 am

snowman wrote:They're all older than me :hihi:



Naturally because you are still only 12yrs old. :rotflmao:
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Re: WTCC

Postby Sinister on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:11 am

snowman wrote:Anyway, Alex moved up from 12th on the grid to a 6th place before the end of the race. Such a great guy, I have so much respect for him. Not only is he racing after his horrible accident but he is also performing. Great, great stuff and I'm sure we'll see more of the same. :thumbs:


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Zanardi is very inspirational. If I was in his condition, I would be sitting at home feeling sorry for myself.
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Re: WTCC

Postby snowman on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:33 am

Sinister wrote:
snowman wrote:They're all older than me :hihi:



Naturally because you are still only 12yrs old. :rotflmao:

I wish :yaynot: :hihi: :hihi:

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snowman wrote:Anyway, Alex moved up from 12th on the grid to a 6th place before the end of the race. Such a great guy, I have so much respect for him. Not only is he racing after his horrible accident but he is also performing. Great, great stuff and I'm sure we'll see more of the same. :thumbs:


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Zanardi is very inspirational. If I was in his condition, I would be sitting at home feeling sorry for myself.

He is indeed. If I was in his situation I would have second thoughts about getting into a car at all but the guy is still racing. I couldn't believe it when I read that he was starting touring car racing, I even put the article on my wall. :yay:
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Postby Sinister on Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:24 pm

I hear Snowballs favourite sex toy BMW are threatening to withdraw from the WTCC at the end of the season.
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Re: WTCC

Postby Funkmother on Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:13 am

snowman wrote:... BMW is driving with H-shift simply because they want to.


No, they're running H pattern because it's lighter than the sequential. That's my understanding.
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Re: WTCC

Postby Funkmother on Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:42 am

Sinister wrote:... Zanardi is very inspirational. If I was in his condition, I would be sitting at home feeling sorry for myself.


Alex is great. Its a really good effort considering he does everything with his hands except the braking.

http://www.alex-zanardi.com/tecnica.asp ... &tecnica=3
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Re: WTCC

Postby Funkmother on Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:48 am

Sinister wrote:I hear Snowballs favourite sex toy BMW are threatening to withdraw from the WTCC at the end of the season.


We'll have to see how it goes. At the moment, it still looks as though the Seat has a big advantage. There are some tracks, such as Puebla, where the tight nature of the tracks suit the BMW. You gotta look at the nature of the two main opponents. In the Seat you have a front wheel drive diesel that has very good power out of the corners and only revs to 4000 RPM. Their disadvantage is front tyre wear towards the end of some races. In the BMW you have rear wheel drive which is generally better suited to racing, especially cornering in general. The Seat ran away with the championship last year so lets hope the BMWs can at least put a dent in this year. And let's hope the Chevvy boys can get their thing happening. (Those cars are sold as a Viva downunder.)
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